May Challenge for Graphic 45 is a layout! So perfect for me ... since my mom is deceased every Mother's Day I do some sort of scrapbook page in her honor. When I saw the challenge I decided to do a page with one of my favorite photos of my mother. I loved my mother's smile.
In my daily devotional ( In Touch Dr. Charles Stanley , they had a really inspiring article ; Between Mothers a& Daughters. I loved the quote they had so I adopted it for my page. It says: " No mom is perfect, but that doesn't change the fact that yours is a gift from God. " That so spoke to my heart about my own mother. I always felt she was a "Gift" . Out of those feelings the idea for this layout were created... I wanted my "Gift" wrapped !
I chose Graphic 45 Time To Flourish June Flourish because of the beautiful blue background and because it had pretty pink roses. My mother loved roses and her rose gardens were her pride and joys.
I used May Arts ribbon the ivory/celery grosgrain strip ... such a refreshing color against those leaves of the roses. I fussy cut the roses, distressed the edges with vintage photo distressing ink and layered them on heart shaped doilies. I added some bling and a stick pin from my stash. I wanted to make the photo pop so I cropped it on a light bluer polka dot bag ( so fun) !